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Summer Series: Swim Safety Month!

Wyoming summers bring blazing heat, causing us to gravitate toward our state parks, lakes, and pools to cool off. While the water helps us simmer down and create lasting memories, it is essential to know how to keep yourself, your family, and your friends safe. Memorial Hospital of Converse County (MHCC) has the following suggestions to ensure you are prepared!

Summertime Series: Snakebites

Snakes are of particular concern in the warmer months in Wyoming, especially the venomous kind. However, prairie rattlesnakes - which are the sole venomous snakes found around this area - are a part of our rural environment in our high plains desert. So, knowing what to do should you encounter a rattling danger noodle could save your life or the life of a loved one. We have the down low on the low down rattlesnake and what you need to know as we get through the warmer months.

What To Expect: The Summer Months

The blazing summer sun beating down in Wyoming is enough to cause anyone to break into an intense sweat. If you are an expecting mother planning to give birth this summer, this adds to the exhaustion of a season that is already taxing by itself. Regardless of whether you have experienced a summer pregnancy before, Memorial Hospital of Converse County is here to provide you with some tips for this season from our OB/GYN providers!

Estado de COVID-19: una actualización de la vacuna COVID-19

Muchas cosas pueden cambiar en poco tiempo. Desde que llegó al condado de Converse en diciembre, la vacuna COVID-19 Moderna ha tenido un impacto considerable en nuestra comunidad. Inicialmente limitada al Nivel 1, la administración de la vacuna solo se administró a un grupo selecto de nuestra población más vulnerable. Mientras que la vacuna Johnson & Johnson encontró su camino a través del proceso de autorización de uso de emergencia de la FDA y la logística ha permitido una mayor producción de Pfizer y Moderna; Wyoming ingresó al Nivel 2, lo que permite que cualquier persona mayor de 18 años reciba las vacunas.

It's Our Shot: A COVID-19 Vaccine Update 

A lot can change in a small window of time. Since it arrived in Converse County in December, the COVID-19 vaccine Moderna has made a sizable impact on our community. Initially limited to Tier 1, the vaccine’s administration was only given to a select number of our most vulnerable population. As the Johnson & Johnson vaccine found its way through the FDA Emergency Use Authorization process and logistics have allowed for greater production of Pfizer and Moderna; Wyoming entered Tier 2, thus allowing anyone over 18 to receive the vaccines.

Safety First: Safe Snow Shoveling Techniques

Living in Wyoming, snow shoveling is a part of our lives. But understanding the strain that can place on different systems of our bodies, particularly the cardiac and skeletal and muscle groups located in the back, can help us to avoid injury and the likelihood of a medical emergency. We've outlined below 4 tips to keep in mind when tackling your drive, sidewalks, or helping others in your neighborhood!

COVID-19 Booster Shots: How Long Is Allowed Between Doses?

There is a sense of urgency coupled with gratitude for those 1,808 patients who have received the initial COVID-19 vaccine in the last eight weeks. There is an understandable worry once that initial dose is given about reports of vaccine shortages. There is also a concern that boosters won't be administered soon enough to remain effective due to lack of supply.

Los diez mitos principales sobre la vacuna COVID-19

Las conversaciones sobre las vacunas disponibles para COVID-19 a menudo han dado a muchas personas inquietudes o información errónea en las redes sociales o de amigos o familiares bien intencionados. Hemos enumerado los diez mitos principales sobre las vacunas COVID-19 y los hechos, para que tenga la información correcta para que puedas tomar las mejores decisiones posibles para su salud.

Myth vs. Fact: COVID-19 Vaccines

The conversations around the vaccines available for COVID-19 often have led many people to have concerns or receive misinformation on social media or from well-intentioned friends or family members. We've listed the top ten myths surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines and the facts, so you have the correct information to make the best choices possible for your health.